The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

Video Cassette - 1998
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Expecting only the basic pressures of attending Harvard Law School, a serious, hard-working student finds himself the fearful adversary of the school's most imperious, sarcastic professor. Their relationship grows even more complex when the boy discovers that the girl he's in love with is the professor's daughter.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, p1998
Characteristics: 1 video disc (112 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inch disc


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Jun 17, 2018

Not as good as I remember it. Love John Houseman! Lindsay Wagner gives her usual plastic performance. Timothy Bottoms? I wonder whatever happened to him? All in all, a pleasant evening's viewing for a couple of old folks.

Jan 14, 2018

Good movie about the travails of a first year law student under a demanding prof. I actually liked the TV series more in some ways, but the movie is worth watching.

Jan 12, 2018

The Paper Chase has some great performances, literate screenwriting, sensitive direction and handsome production.

Jan 17, 2017

Good movie; great insight for anyone contemplating law school.

Jun 10, 2015

This is a 1973 drama directed by James Bridges, based on John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s 1970 novel of the same name.
It is about James Hart, a first-year law student at Harvard Law School, and his experiences with Professor Charles Kingsfield and his daughter.
It is an insightful, inspirational and thought-provoking story.

aaa5756 Apr 07, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Vincent T Lombardo Mar 02, 2014

An excellent film. Good script and acting. Houseman is terrific!

tmundy50 Jan 16, 2013

Classic early 70's movie. Holds up very well. Iconic performance by John Houseman as Professor Kingsfield.


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aaa5756 Apr 07, 2014

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.” -Clarence Darrow

aaa5756 Apr 07, 2014

“A town that cannot support a lawyer can always support two”. -Lyndon Johnson

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